Looking for a family-friendly hotel in Las Vegas? Let me help.
A few months ago, a friend asked for recommendations on Facebook for family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. We both live in Utah, where Las Vegas is an easy warm-weather getaway. Three different people suggested Tahiti Village, and I knew my family had to check it out. So last October, we planned a Fall Break trip to Las Vegas and booked Tahiti Village.
I really knew that Tahiti Village was a family hot spot when I heard a longtime friend calling my name at the pool on the first day of our trip. She was returning to Tahiti Village for a second year because her kids loved it so much. While we were catching up, a mutual friend walked in with her family. It was such a fun coincidence!
Tahiti Village is a non-gaming, non-smoking resort located about two miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. It has family-sized suites with full kitchens. The day we spent relaxing by the big year-round pool and lazy river was everyone's favorite part of the trip. The resort offers an array of complimentary activities every day, including crafts, root beer floats, trivia challenges and movie nights.
Want to know more? Here's what you can expect at Tahiti Village in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tahiti Village is located on Las Vegas Boulevard, about two miles south of the famous Las Vegas Strip. It's close enough to be convenient, but not too close. It is adjacent to McCarran International Airport, and it's kind of fun to watch the planes land while you sit by the pool.
There are a couple of shopping centers near Tahiti Village, including grocery stores and restaurants. The big Town Square Mall is located about a mile south. Smith's Food and Drug is about a mile north. If needed, the complimentary shuttle has scheduled trips to the grocery store and Town Square.
Our one-bedroom suite had a king-size bed, a pull-out couch, full kitchen, large bathroom, a big jetted tub and a washer/dryer. Two-bedroom suites are also available. Wi-Fi is complimentary.
Housekeeping is not included unless you stay at least seven nights. I often leave the “Do Not Disturb” sign up anyway, so that worked for me. We had plenty of towels and kitchen cleaning supplies for our short stay.
We planned one full day to hang out at the pool and it was the best day of our trip. Tahiti Village has a large heated pool, two hot tubs and a lazy river. The pool and lazy river are separate from each other. We found the lazy river to be a lot less crowded, with a lot more shade. Tubes are provided.
Las Vegas is very hot in the summer, when shade and plenty of time in the water is what you want. However, outdoor temperatures were cooler in October – around 80 degrees F – so the sunny seats were the first to go and most families were more comfortable in the pool.
There are two hot tubs that are open 24 hours a day. The family hot tub is located near the pool. The adults-only hot tub is located on the far side of the lazy river.
The pool has a sandy beach entry, a volleyball net, and plenty of space for kids of all ages to splash around. There is a full-service bar at the pool. Pool towels are provided in your room, not at the pool, which we found kept the pool area a lot less cluttered, with no confusion about whether a seat was taken or not.
My kids (ages 14 and 11) were a little old for the crafts and movies that were offered at Tahiti Village. However, the activities were a top priority for my friend who has a younger daughter. Their family enjoyed the activities and the pool so much that they rarely left the resort during their stay.
Our building had a digital bulletin board with the full schedule of activities near the exits. This made it easy to plan for them.
Tahiti Village has a complimentary shuttle to the Tropicana and Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip. It comes by every 30 minutes between 9 AM and midnight. Bring a little cash to tip your driver.
We used the shuttle during our stay and thought it worked fairly well. Either Tropicana or Mirage are within walking distance of most of the popular attractions on the Las Vegas Strip. Click the button below to get a list of my family's favorite activities on the Las Vegas Strip.
I appreciated the complimentary shuttle even more after we had checked out of Tahiti Village, but still had tickets for Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Even in the morning, the Las Vegas Strip can be busy and challenging to navigate. Free parking is not as easy to find as it used to be.
Wiki Wiki Stop
The Wiki Wiki Stop is a small convenience store near the lobby that sells coffee, breakfast pastries and a variety of items that you might need during your stay. When my son forgot his toothbrush, we found one at the Wiki Wiki. When my daughter was nursing a sore throat and wanted ice cream, she found a crave-worthy pint at the Wiki Wiki. We were short one croissant for a meal (strange, but true) and were able to buy an extra at the Wiki Wiki.
Tahiti Village has two restaurants on-site – Denny's and 17 Degrees South. We didn't try them because we had a full kitchen in our room. You can also relax at the Mahana Spa during your stay.
There is a concierge on hand to help you book shows in Las Vegas or arrange anything else during your stay.
Other amenities include:
- Fitness Center
- Guest Laundry
- Barbeque Areas
I found Tahiti Village to be so family-friendly that I hesitate to recommend it to anyone not traveling with their kids. The activities are family-oriented and the pool was chock-full of kids. We did see plenty of guests traveling without children, but this resort would not be my first choice for a romantic getaway.
Las Vegas has plenty of hotels for adults, so it's exciting to find a resort that is truly family-friendly. I do recommend Tahiti Village for families and would be happy to return. Click the button to see current rates and availability for Tahiti Village on TripAdvisor.